Working Paper

Class-Size Effects in School Systems Around the World: Evidence from Between-Grade Variation in TIMSS

Authors

  • Ludger Wößmann
  • Martin R. West
Publication Date

We employ a combination of school fixed effects and IV estimation to estimate the effect of class size on student performance in 18 countries. Using the random part of the class-size variation between two adjacent grades within individual schools allows u

Info

JEL Classification
I2

Key Words

  • class size
  • educational production
  • instrumental variables
  • school fixed effects
  • student performance
  • TIMSS